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Seven young Southern players for international stage

Monday, 24 November 2014, 5:03 pm | Southern Hockey

Hockey New Zealand has named seven young Southern Hockey players in a group of four teams to test their skills on the international stage in tournaments on the Gold Coast of Australia next month. More >>

Artist’s bubbles burst to life on Gallery sculpture terrace

Monday, 24 November 2014, 4:09 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Giant, monumental bubbles will jostle for prime position on Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s Edmiston Sculpture Terrace from this Saturday 29 November. More >>

Plain English Awards announce clear finalists

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:01 pm | Consumer

Who’s the clearest of them all? Which organisation best understands the need for clarity in communication? More >>

Sometimes the Best Gifts Come in Unexpected Packages

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:38 pm | TEAR Fund

No one wants to receive a plain Christmas card, but how about one that literally changes lives? After all, they do say the best gifts come in unexpected packages. More >>

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - With the Wife

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:34 pm | Elephant Publicity

ASB Bank and Waterfront Auckland are delighted to be bringing ASB Santa’s Bach back to life in Wynyard Quarter this festive season. Santa and his elves have once again decided to ditch the cold and join us for a classic kiwi Christmas by the sea. ... More >>

Today marks the launch of a new take on story-telling

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:19 pm | Stuff

“Road Trip” – an interactive part-drama, part-doco series has been launched on Stuff. This series tells the story of two unlikely travelling companions – an uptight Canadian girl and an overly relaxed Tongan guy – as they drive the length ... More >>

Save big bucks by repaying loans early

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:02 pm | Canstar

CANSTAR releases personal loan star ratings report, researching 19 products from 9 providers to determine those which offer outstanding value for consumers. More >>

Sammy Johnson Announces EP Release

Monday, 24 November 2014, 1:38 pm | Frequency Media

Soulful Pacific reggae star Sammy Johnson is back with his new self-titled EP set to drop on Friday 28 November. More >>

Deerstalkers Launch a Hunter Education Trust

Monday, 24 November 2014, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) has announced the launch of the NZDA Trust, a charitable trust dedicated to funding the education of hunters in safe hunting practices. More >>

Fairy tern crowned NZ Seabird of the Year

Monday, 24 November 2014, 1:16 pm | Forest And Bird

Photo credit: David Hallett The fairy tern has won the New Zealand Seabird of the Year poll, after three weeks of close competition. The poll is run by the independent conservation charity Forest & Bird. The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded ... More >>

What’s on at The Dowse

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:55 pm | The Dowse

Modern Revivals features award winning furniture by New Zealand designers who draw inspiration from the sleek lines of modernist twentieth century design, while addressing twenty-first century values such as comfort, space and financial constraints and ... More >>

Kiwis Can Now Watch Every Live Game of French Top 14 Rugby

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:29 pm | Coliseum Sports Media

For the First Time Ever Kiwis Can Now Watch Every Live Game of the Internationally Acclaimed French Top 14 Rugby More >>

Oldest Church, Newest Technology

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:12 pm | Hikoi Tahi

Visitors to the Bay of Islands are now offered a digital tour of New Zealand’s oldest churchyard at Christ Church in Russell. Fascinating stories of the people buried there have been developed by social enterprise, Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours, ... More >>

Stress Pandemic by Paul Huljich - Two USA Best Book Golds

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:00 pm | Mwella Publishing

November 24, 2014— New Zealand born Author and leading stress management expert, Paul Huljich has just won two Gold for the USA Best Books awards 2014, for his Amazon best-selling book, Stress Pandemic, 9 Natural Steps to Break the Cycle of Stress ... More >>

Aston Rd Sessions #8: Louis Baker performs 'Get Back'

Monday, 24 November 2014, 11:52 am | Aston Road

Louis Baker plays his soul induced track 'Get Back' with live band for his third and final Aston Rd Session. More >>

Young Netball Central Zone Shooters to Learn from the Best

Monday, 24 November 2014, 11:36 am | Netball Central

Young Netball Central Zone Shooters to Learn from the Best Media Release 24 November 2014 More >>

New light shed on Christchurch’s Victoria Square

Monday, 24 November 2014, 11:36 am | Canterbury University Press

Unravelling the rich history of one of Christchurch’s iconic precincts is the focus of the latest book from Canterbury University Press (CUP). More >>

Bridal Workshop Fundraiser raises money for Hospice

Monday, 24 November 2014, 11:31 am | The Loft

The Loft, Wellington’s newest creative space and venue, held a ‘Bridal Workshop Fundraiser’ Sunday, 23 November on location: Level 1, 9 Edward Street, Wellington. Tickets started at $20 per person; proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated ... More >>

Nominate someone to have a Cracker Christmas

Monday, 24 November 2014, 11:28 am | Countdown Supermarket

24 November 2014: Countdown stores around the country are calling out for people to nominate a deserving individual or family to receive $500 of groceries to make Christmas a little easier this year. More >>

Kawerau Christmas in the Park 2014 Lineup Announced

Monday, 24 November 2014, 9:29 am | Kawerau Christmas in the Park

Festive celebrations will set Kawerau a light next month with Kawerau Christmas in the Park on Saturday 13 December at Prideaux Park. The electric Howie Morrison (Jnr.) Trio and X Factor finalist Whenua Patuwai will headline this year's event. More >>

NZ farming film premiere, Wellington, November 25

Monday, 24 November 2014, 9:19 am | Organic Systems Ltd

The documentary Family Farming in New Zealand – our stories has its world premiere in Wellington on Tuesday November 25. Directed by Hugh Macdonald, the film first traces the origins of family farming in New Zealand, then uses historic footage to ... More >>

Season Finale Set to Thrill for UDC V8 Ute Racers

Monday, 24 November 2014, 9:16 am | NZV8 Ute Racing

After an amazing season - latterly tinged with sadness - the popular pack of UDC V8 Ute racers gather together for their last encounter of the season, and it promises to be all out racing for championship positions at the Fuchs 500 at Pukekohe Park ... More >>

The Someday Challenge 2014 Winners

Monday, 24 November 2014, 9:13 am | Connected Media

This year’s 20 Winning Films in The Outlook for Someday sustainability film challenge are released today at www.theoutlookforsomeday.net Made by individuals and teams from 7 to 24 years old, the films demonstrate impressive storytelling skills and ... More >>

West Oago Shears Results

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:56 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Southland shearer Leon Samuels scored his first Open-class shearing win by claiming the West Otago A and P title in Tapanui on Saturday. More >>

Human Rights Commission condemns hate attacks on Kiwi kids

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:10 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has condemned the latest hate attacks on New Zealand children. More >>

Support for Chinese Kiwis Heritage Bid

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:07 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

The Human Rights Commission says people wanting to turn a shipwreck into a money making venture should have talked with Chinese Kiwi leaders and families first. More >>

Symbol of Bicultural Journey Discovered

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:03 pm | Anglican Diocese of Auckland

A bishop’s crozier, carved to celebrate a centenary, will be returned to Maori 100 years later at a church service in Auckland this evening. More >>

Former MAINZ students shine at music awards

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:01 pm | MAINZ

The Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) congratulates former students who enjoyed a big night at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards this week. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay Wins at 2014 Air NZ Wine Awards

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 9:20 am | Vidal Estate

A Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay won the top prize at the 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards held at the Pettigrew Green Arena in Taradale last night. More >>

Kiwis triumph in shearing’s first Tri-Nations

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 9:19 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Fairlie farmer Tony Dobbs shears in the heats of the Old Errowanbang blade shearing championships today in Central NSW. The heat were shorn in a heritage-recognised 19th century woolshed, and the final took place soon afterwards in a marquee on the ... More >>

Wanganui: It rained on our parade but we didn’t care

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 8:59 am | Mainstreet Wanganui

It may have rained on the Christmas Parade this year but organisers Mainstreet Wanganui say it did nothing to dampen the spirit of participants or the crowd who gathered for what proved to be a fantastic spectacle despite the weather. “It was always ... More >>

Drivers Definitely Beatable Says McLaughlin

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 11:38 am | NZV8 Touring Cars

Lower Hutt driver James McLaughlin believes he has the goods with which to win the NZV8 Touring Cars TL Championship this season against an influx of talented veteran drivers into the series this year. More >>

Burling and Tuke named for New Zealand Sailing’s Top Honour

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 11:25 am | Yachting New Nealand

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have taken New Zealand’s top honour in sailing for two years running after being named as 2014 House of Travel Sailor of the Year at tonight’s Awards ceremony in Auckland. More >>

Chinese Community Upset by Ventnor shipwreck proposal

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 11:03 am | Poon Fah Association of New Zealand

Mr Charlie Ding, President of the Poon Fah Association of New Zealand is appalled that the Ventnor gravesite and the remains of his countryman are to be developed as an underwater tourist attraction. More >>

New Zealand Chinese Association alarmed over Ventnor claims

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 10:59 am | NZCA

Claims of sending historic artifacts from the shipwrecked SS Ventnor to a museum in China have alarmed local Chinese and descendants of those lost in the 1902 disaster. More >>

Korero Mai Ki Ahau - Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 November 2014

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 10:30 am | Radio Waatea 603 AM

Saturday 22 November - This week the Waitangi Tribunal released its stage one report on Te Paparahi o te Raki claims, looking at what rangatira may have intended when they signed the Treaty of Waitangi at the Bay of Islands and Hokianga in February ... More >>

And the winner is...

Friday, 21 November 2014, 5:30 pm | Sky Arena

22 year old event manager, Brittany Shazell, is going to party like a rock star at the Mahindra SUPER 8 / SUPER FIGHT NIGHT tomorrow night in Auckland. More >>

ASAP Shapes

Friday, 21 November 2014, 5:08 pm | Fiero interactive

Introducing ASAP Shapes, an incredibly fast paced mobile puzzle game from Fiero Interactive which releases on Friday 21st November at 12:00. More >>

YouTube Music Awards presented by Kia back for encore

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:56 pm | Kia Motors

Music lovers in New Zealand can join millions of others worldwide to vote for their favourite artists when the YouTube Music Awards (YTMAs), exclusively presented by Kia Motors, take place again in 2015. More >>

The Goonies Debut at Wellington's drive-in cinema

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:48 pm | Firefly Cinemas

One of the most requested movies at Wellington's drive-in cinema, The Goonies, is making its debut at Firefly Cinemas which runs the drive-in at Trentham Racecourse. More >>

Frances Denz on what is community?

Friday, 21 November 2014, 3:29 pm | ElderNet

Frances has been instrumental in helping entrepreneurs establish more than 4000 businesses since 1986. She is an authority on business start-ups and regional economic development and is a keynote speaker at conferences internationally. Frances is the co-founder ... More >>

Running for Coromandel’s Kauri Groves

Friday, 21 November 2014, 3:14 pm | MDJ Media

Running for Coromandel’s Kauri Groves Two hundred years ago the Coromandel Peninsula was one great Kauri grove. This weekend a unique mountain running event promises to help bring them back, and some of New Zealand’s best runners have come out in ... More >>

Response to AC35 venue speculation

Friday, 21 November 2014, 3:11 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

Responding to unconfirmed reports that Bermuda had won the right to host the 35th America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton said the team had not been told of a decision. “We have been invited to a press conference to be held ... More >>

Top 10 Toys for Christmas 2014

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:22 pm | iQ Toys

New Zealand's largest online toy store has announced their Top 10 toy picks for Christmas 2014. The list is compiled from recent sales data, latest toy releases and 15 years in the toy industry says Maria Nuku, toy buyer for iQToys.co.nz More >>

Latinaotearoa Album Release: Latinaotearoa in Latinoamerica

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:04 pm | Martyn Pepperell

Auckland-based trio Latinaotearoa are set to release the anticipated follow up to their debut album 'Sonido de Latinaotearoa' through Mucho Aroha Music. Conceptualised in Brazil and featuring another influential line up of guests, Latinaotearoa in Latinoamerica ... More >>

What Does Super Jonny Do When Mum Gets Sick?

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:03 pm | Sick Mom

There is a new picture book on the market written to help families with a sick loved one. More >>

Boxers Battle Asthma, One Bid at a Time

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:54 pm | Sky Arena

While SUPER 8 boxers are taking a few final deep breaths before entering the SUPER FIGHT NIGHT arena, more than half a million Asthmatic kiwis face a battle to draw breath each day. More >>

Major Support for China-NZ Screen Collaboration

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) today welcomed the signing of the New Zealand-China Television Co-Production Agreement and announced two initiatives to further support feature film and television collaboration between the two countries. More >>

Lorde reigns supreme at 2014 VNZMAs

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:45 pm | Recorded Music NZ

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More >>

Mighty Ape Teams Up With Wellington Firebirds

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:42 pm | Cricket Wellington

Mighty Ape, NZ’s number one online retailer, has joined with Cricket Wellington as the naming rights partner for the Wellington Firebirds, for the remainder of the Georgie Pie Super Smash Twenty20 competition. The team will be officially named as ... More >>

Thriller Live makes West End history

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:36 pm | Skip Ink

THRILLER LIVE , a spectacular concert production that celebrates the music of the world’s greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five has played in London’s West End six capacity years since 2009, and last month entered the record ... More >>

Rickshaw Andy’s doing it for the kids

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:26 pm | Heart Kids

One man is confident he’ll be among the last to finish the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on November 29th and he’s going to do it in style, in a rickshaw and for a fantastic cause. More >>

Aucklanders of many faiths gathering to honour Mother Teresa

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:59 pm | Mother Teresa Inter Faith Committee

The Mother Teresa Inter Faith Committee invites everyone to honour one of the 20th century’s greatest figures, Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Among those on the committee are representatives of the Hindu, Muslim, Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs and Zoroastrians ... More >>

World Cup Silver for Para-Snowboarder Carl Murphy

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:53 pm | Snow Sports New Zealand

A World Cup silver medal has signalled that para-snowboarder Carl Murphy (Wanaka) is on his way back to top competitive form. Murphy won his second podium spot overnight (NZ time) at the two-day International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banked slalom event ... More >>

ALEXANDER WILDWOOD South Of No North

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:32 pm | Rythym Method

It’s been a busy year for Alexander Wildwood, the musician from Tauranga. For a relatively unknown artist, Wildwood’s music's is already making big waves - having been chosen to support Australia's Boy & Bear on their sold out New Zealand tour ... More >>

Presbyterian Support East Coast opposing family violence

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:18 pm | Presbyterian Support

New Zealand has the fifth worst child abuse record out of 31 OECD Countries, and family violence costs every man, woman and child in New Zealand $1833 every year. All Andrew has ever known is family violence. Andrew lives in fear. Every day he ... More >>

Homes for Unsung Heroes - Building houses for insects

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:10 pm | Homes for Unsung Heroes

Cats may run the Internet but insects rule the world. And just in case they plan to take it over, I want to be on the winning side. Therefore, I will be building a number of insect homes to provide our potential insect overlords with the shelter ... More >>

NZ’s Elite Coaches to Receive More Support

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:06 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to announce a new High Performance Coach Programme to support the development of high performance Netball coaches in New Zealand. More >>

Mondiale Auckland Aces will face the Wellington Firebirds

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:04 pm | Auckland Cricket

The Mondiale Auckland Aces will face the Wellington Firebirds with a much changed side that includes the addition of overseas professional Luke Wright to their line-up. More >>

Popular Pixie Town Opening Soon

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:54 am | Dunedin City Council

Christmas arrives at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum when Pixie Town opens on Saturday, 6 December. Visitors will be able to enjoy the historic exhibition, visit Santa and have their photo taken, make Christmas crafts, dress up like a pixie or relax with ... More >>

 

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